Digital healthcare has been talked about for a number of years but now it looks as though it is coming closer to reality. In our client base in the UK we are seeing increasing numbers of companies facilitating healthcare via the web, whetehr it be diagnostics or monitoring. Its about the utilisation of the technology we have to maximise our utilisation of scarce resource.
It is often said that the US desperately needs to reduce healthcare costs — and analysts at Goldman Sachs think a major spending reduction is not far off, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). In a report published Monday, Goldman analysts predicted that digital healthcare will revolutionize the industry, both by increasing access to diagnostic, treatment, and preventative care, and by dramatically reducing costs. The report focuses on what they see as the "first wave" of healthcare IoT: technologies that bridge "the digital and physical worlds to change physician and patient behavior."